Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Green Mountain College
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.50 / 9.00 Joe Manning
VP for Finance & Administration
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Total value of the investment pool:
3,000,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performances:
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainability investment funds, such as a renewable energy investment fund:
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in community development financial institutions (CDFIs):
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens:
450,000 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the companies, funds, and/or institutions referenced above:

Green Mountain College has invested approximately 15% of GMC’s $3 million endowment in Portfolio 21, an environmentally screened global equity mutual fund. It is a fund that uses positive and negative screens, searching for companies that uphold environmental practices and excluding those that do not meet their criteria.
“Portfolio 21 invests only in companies that are integrating intelligent and forward-thinking environmental strategies into their overall business planning. We designed Portfolio 21 to address the ecological risks and opportunities of the investment process in the 21st century” (www.portfolio21.com)

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability investment activities is available:

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